What does the word vicinity mean?

Usage examples for vicinity

  1. In the vicinity of Nongpoh is observed the beautiful nahor or nageswar, the iron- wood tree. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  2. The plant, whose original name was cohiba, seems to have been cultivated first by Europeans on the island in the vicinity of Havana. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  3. Was it probable that there should be two men going about in grey coats, in exactly the same vicinity, and at exactly the same hour of the night? – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope